Hepatitis B Viral Load (HBV-DNA) with Age and Sex Stratifications in Bangladeshi People
- *Corresponding Author:
- Moyen Uddin PK
Department of Biochemistry, Primeasia University
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 25, 2014; Accepted Date: June 29, 2014; Published Date: July 01, 2014
Citation: Moyen Uddin PK, Rabby A, Nahar Begum SMK, Kabir Y, Rahman M, et al. (2014) Hepatitis B Viral Load (HBV-DNA) with Age and Sex Stratifications in Bangladeshi People. J Med Microb Diagn 3:144. doi: 10.4172/2161-0703.1000144
Copyright: © 2014 Moyen Uddin PK, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg) is used for the detection of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and to predict disease progression.
Objectives: The main objective of this study was to observe the pattern of HBV viral load levels among people in terms of age and sex distribution in Bangladesh.
Results: It is found from the study that the mean viral load was 353,500,000 DNA copies/ml for 20-35 age group, 249,300,000 DNA copies/ml for 35-50 age group and 104,800,000 DNA copies/ml for 50-65 age group. The median HBV viral loads for male and female were 58,494 and 103,287 DNA copies/ml, respectively.
Conclusion: High viral load was observed in the 21-35 and 36-50 age group while females are at most risk due to HBV infection as their viral load is higher compared to male.